Seven Reasons Why You Should Join ALU

African Leadership University: Seven reasons to apply at ALU

Do you want to join a university that equips you with world-class skills that will keep you relevant in the job market for a long time? If your response is yes, then you should consider studying at the African Leadership University (ALU). Here are seven reasons why you should make sure that ALU is the next stop on your educational journey.

Engage with a Pan-African community

The African Leadership University brings together students from over 40 African countries, both in our Mauritius and Rwanda campuses. Being surrounded with such a diverse environment will broaden your knowledge and understanding of the continent, as well as build bonds and relationships that will be a great benefit to you, both personally and professionally.

Build employable skills with the Leadership Core

Unlike most traditional universities that teach you theories and concepts, the African Leadership University builds your career foundation since day 1 with the Leadership Core programme. This ALU signature product will help you build skills such as critical thinking, quantitative reasoning, communication for impact and managing complex tasks which will equip you to become a problem-solver highly employable in the job market.

Gain one year of work experience before graduating

As most employers seek to hire graduates with prior work experience, at ALU we have embedded internships into our curriculum. After each academic year, ALU students get the opportunity to apply their skills in the real world by completing a 4-month internship – which means that upon graduation, you’ll have at least one year of work experience.

Get access to life-changing opportunities

At ALU, you will get access to an unprecedented network of leaders and decision-makers in multiple fields such as business, technology, conservation, finance, or politics. This network exposes our students to life-changing opportunities. During their time at ALU, students also get continuous support and coaching to launch their own ventures and participate in rewarding competitions. In the same vein, the Career Development team organizes career-building events that provide opportunities for students to land internships with top companies within and outside Africa. These opportunities will build your portfolio as a student and give you an edge on your peers in the corporate world.

Choose a mission, not a major

ALU’s learning model prioritizes self-driven learning, over theories and lectures. This gives students the opportunity to focus their learning journeys on pursuing a mission instead of a major. ALU makes your learning process more exciting and efficient by introducing real-world projects, experientials, peer-learning and mentorship. Could you ever imagine a more fun and effective way of learning?

Get involved in a rich student life culture

The Student Life team works tirelessly to make sure that your learning experience doesn’t stop after leaving the classroom. From community gatherings to Arts festivities, and many other events tailored to capture the diversity of the community, you will get the opportunity to build yourself holistically by participating in games, jam sessions, fashion shows, philanthropic visits, and networking sessions. You will also get the chance to take ownership of your student experience by joining or creating student-led organizations with peers of similar interests. ALUmove, Arts at ALU, chess club, consultancy club… which one will you join?

Study at the most innovative university in Africa

Finally, what could be more prestigious than studying at a university that has been named the most innovative company in Africa and 39th in the world by Fast Company? ALU has also been recognized by CNN as the “Harvard of Africa” for taking a novel approach to learning. By graduating from ALU, you’ll also be awarded internationally recognized degrees: a degree from Glasgow Caledonian University (ALC campus in Mauritius) and Higher Education of Rwanda certified degree (ALU campus in Rwanda).

You have the opportunity to make your college life a memorable and rewarding experience. Be sure to make it count by choosing the African Leadership University!

About ALU

ALU provides higher education for a higher purpose. Our students declare missions, not majors.

They develop the real-world skills to take on the world’s most pressing challenges. And they take ownership of their learning from day one through our peer and student-led approach – because ALU believes in the power and agency of young people to start shaping the future right now.

Together with a world-class faculty and staff, our students are igniting a ripple of positive impact across Africa and the world. Join us


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Phone: +250 784 650 219